Apple’s larger 27-inch iMac with Apple Silicon and mini-LED display is about to move to the production phase now as suppliers have started shipments. The new iMac is expected to feature a similar design to the 24-inch iMac, but with a darker theme for a more “pro” look, as well as 120Hz adaptive refresh rate with ProMotion technology.
The new report comes via DigiTimes, which says that shipments for 27-inch iMac with mini-LED have started, albeit in limited quantities. The new 27-inch iMac will replace the aging Intel 27-inch iMac, which currently sells alongside the new 24-inch iMac.
iMac Pro with Apple Silicon and mini-LED gearing up for production
It was initially expected that Apple will launch its new larger Apple Silicon iMac this year, but reports said that the launch was delayed to help boost MacBook Pro sales. The launch is now expected in Spring of 2022, and will feature a brand new design and new features aimed at professional users.
The new 27-inch all-in-one, also called iMac Pro in some reports, will feature new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, which are variants of the M1 chip but with faster performance and beefier graphics. These iMac models will be aimed at professional video editing and other creative workflows.
The new 27-inch iMac will feature mini-LEDs and Pro Display XDR-like technology, which means higher brightness and contrast ratios, HDR support, as well as deeper blacks. It will also feature ProMotion technology with up to 120Hz refresh rate. The display will be surrounded by dark bezels, to give it a “Pro” look, unlike the 24-inch iMac.
In terms of performance, it is expected to feature an M1 Max Duo chip, which could feature 20 CPU cores and 64 GPU cores. The M1 Max chip in MacBook Pro features 10 CPU cores and up to 32 GPU cores.
Face ID is still unconfirmed for the iMac Pro, while it has been reported that it will feature a richer port (HDMI, SD Card, and USB-C) selection, following the footsteps of recent MacBook Pro models.